Agenda and minutes

Venue: Llangollen Pavilion, Llangollen

Contact: Policy: Tom Jackson  Legislation: Sarah Beasley

Items
Note No. Item

(13:00 - 13:05)

1.

Introductions, apologies and substitutions

Minutes:

1.1 The Chair welcomed the Members and members of the public to the meeting, emphasising how pleased he was that the meeting was being held in Llangollen.

 

1.2 Apologies had been received from Julie Morgan.

 

(13:05 - 13:50)

2.

The Welsh Government's acquisition and action to dispose of the former River Lodge Hotel, Llangollen - Evidence from Powys Fadog

PAC(4) 20-12 – Paper 1

Pol Wong, Chairman, Powys Fadog

Minutes:

2.1 The Chair welcomed Pol Wong, Chief Executive and Chairman, Powys Fadog.

 

2.2 The Committee questioned the witness.

 

Action point:

 

Powys Fadog agreed to provide:

 

·         Further information on when martial arts classes ceased on the premises of the former River Lodge Hotel;

 

(13:50 - 14:40)

3.

The Welsh Government's acquisition and action to dispose of the former River Lodge Hotel, Llangollen - Evidence from Amanda Brewer

PAC(4) 20-12 – Paper 2

 

Amanda Brewer, Former Welsh Government Official

Minutes:

3.1 The Chair welcomed Amanda Brewer to the meeting.

 

3.2 The Committee questioned the witness.

(14:40 - 15:30)

4.

The Welsh Government's acquisition and action to dispose of the former River Lodge Hotel, Llangollen - Evidence from former Accounting Officer

Gareth Hall, Former Director for Economy and Transport

Minutes:

4.1 The Chair welcomed Gareth Hall to the meeting.

 

4.2 The Committee questioned the witness.

 

Action points:

 

Gareth Hall agreed to provide:

 

·         Further information on briefings provided to the relevant Minister with regard to the proposals by Clwyd Alyn Housing Association to use the site of the River Lodge Hotel.

·         Clarity on whether there had been other examples of the Welsh Development Agency / Welsh Government failing to conduct an independent red book valuation for land acquisitions.

·         Clarity on when the compliance review was comissioned.

·         An email received from Amanda Brewer’s line manager, outlining the nature of her role on the board of Powys Fadog and assurances that the conflict of interest was being managed effectively.

5.

Papers to note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee noted the minutes of the previous meeting.

6.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for the following business:

Item 7.

Minutes:

Item 7.

(15:30 - 16:00)

7.

Consideration of evidence on the Welsh Government's acquisition and action to dispose of the former River Lodge Hotel, Llangollen

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received on the Welsh Government’s acquisition and action to dispose of the former River Lodge Hotel, Llangollen.

Transcript

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